A complete restructuring of the education sector and inclusive growth for the country is what Sam Pitroda, adviser to the Prime Minister on Public Infrastructure, Information and Innovations, said the country needed at Delhi University's 89th Annual Convocation on Saturday.
More than 400 students were conferred PhD degrees at the convocation along with 12 Doctor of Medicine Degrees and 11 Master of Surgery degrees. Pitroda also gave away 194 university medals and prizes to students of the year 2011-12.
"Education institutions, not only in India, but all over the world are obsolete. We need to restructure the system. In India, researchers don't teach and teachers don't do research. This needs to change," Pitroda said.
Pitroda also recounted his journey from a small village in Odisha to Chicago. "I was young, energetic and an idiot but I followed my dream. During my college days I was not able to call my family as they did not have a phone. Bringing phones to every Indian household became my passion," said Pitroda.